Interim Chief Finance Officer

Social Sector

Starfish Search are working with a large charity to recruit an Interim Chief Finance Officer. The focus of this role will be to take responsibility for the Finance function, a complex team typical of a large charity with a commercial arm, two subsidiaries and significant fundraising activity.


You Will:

  • Provide leadership and strategic oversight to the Finance Directorate, Legal, Internal Audit and the Governance Team
  • Oversee the budget realignment to ensure financial security and sustainability for the organisations financial future
  • Develop and provide financial forecasting, scenario planning and insight reporting
  • Oversee the timely preparation of year-end accounts, and financial reports for the Executive Team, the Finance Committee and the Board of Trustees
  • Provide regular, timely commentary and assessment of the organisations financial position, its weaknesses and strength, and proposing corrective actions
  • Support the development of a strong and effective Governance function


You Will Have:

  • Experience leading the Finance, Governance and Legal functions of a large, complex non-profit or similar organisation
  • A thorough understanding of financial reporting and the preparation of year-end accounts
  • Experience of budget setting and re-alignment, including the implementation of corrective action where necessary
  • The ability to maintain positive communication and an effective working relationship with the Executive Team, the Finance Committee and the Board of Trustees


This a hybrid role with an expected 2 days per-week in office in London. It is a full-time position, running for a period of 6 – 12 months.


Due to the high volume of applicants, we are unable to respond to every individual. This role requires confidentiality and a full job spec will only be revealed to applicants at longlist stage.